Mission Sub1 first time at range.

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by callaojoe, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Guns don't have limbs and cams that stick out. For a guy that has zero experience you sure want to act the expert.
     
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  2. STTH

    STTH Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Turd Crick North
    A crossbow is not anywhere near like a rifle except that they are both shouldered, drawn and prolly scope sighted. If a crossbow was handled like a rifle it would soon have broken limbs, cams etc. A crossbow hunter must always be aware of where the limbs are and can't be rested against a tree like a rifle.
     

  3. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    I think he said he shot one at the range once. And, I will tell you, that until I actually hunted with one, I sort of believed the same.... But, they are not all that and a bag a chips like some would believe. You honestly have no business commenting on how they hunt, until you have hunted with one, and I'll leave it at that. :wave1:
     
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  4. Bootheel Boy

    Bootheel Boy Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    SEMO
    The year I used a crossbow my biggest two complaints were I couldn’t shoot behind me or anywhere close to it due to the limbs making contact with the tree. Second was the weight of the darn thing required me to have a rest to be accurate. Basically unless the deer was in front of me I couldn’t get a shot off out of a tree stand. In my 20 years bowhunting that year was the only year I didn’t fill a tag.
     
  5. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    How can that be? 20 has repeatedly told us that a crossbow is the easy button and questions your manliness if you use one. He has told us crossbows are lite and handle like a automatic rifle. With a crossbow you are guaranteed a buck(Hawk) and will wipe out the herd.
     
  6. vixenmaster

    vixenmaster Active Member

    672
    Sep 24, 2008
    Pottersville
    CJ congrats on yer nice crossbow, may you kill yer share of tick toters this Fall
     
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  7. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Bows don't have triggers, sticks and firearms and let's not forget safeties.

    I someone doesn't need to hunt with a weapon to understand the pro and cons, unless it's your first time hunting.
     
  8. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but some guys and farms actually have ranges set up with treestands, hence I have shot them plenty of times from a stand, as well as manuver around and tried all angles. Can't even imagine how much easier it is with the smaller xguns these days!
     
  9. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Fake news
     
  10. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Someone needs to hunt with a weapon to legitimately say it's easier to hunt with.
     
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  11. STTH

    STTH Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Turd Crick North
    As for bows not having triggers, I would bet that at least 90% of bow hunters use a release these days. This dead horse is starting to look more like a greasy spot it has been beat so bad.
     
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  12. vixenmaster

    vixenmaster Active Member

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    Sep 24, 2008
    Pottersville
    Its a shame a person can't come on this forum n enjoy reading n posting of crossbows. Naw there is always a whiner crying fer a ninny, talk about a spoiled brat always trying to ruin a good Thread n posting here
     
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  13. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    I think the biggest myth is that todays compound bows have some sort of steep learning curve to become proficient with. They are actually fairly easy to master these days.
     
  14. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Hang out at an archery shop and watch a newby get set up and start shooting his brand new compound and you will see how fast competency starts to happen. It happens in hours not weeks. That doesn't make them a hunter but proficient enough to make accurate shots at targets.
     
  15. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    To me, thats a good thing. They are going to take it afield and try and kill a deer with it. It should’t have to be that hard.
     
  16. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I think the learning curve will come with many finding out the hard way the importance of care and maintenance. If they cut corners there they wind up with a bow that's not functional or performing properly.
     
  17. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    That, and learning how to get close to a deer, and knowing when to take a shot, and more importantly, when not to.
     
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  18. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Whats really a shame is that some peoples inadequacies are spouted off as fact claiming shooting a compound bow is extremely hard and requires months and years to become profiecient. Rather than encouraging new shooters their constant blather about how hard archery is turns new people off the sport.